Campus Carry Task Force
The Alamo Colleges, as a community college system, is required by state law to implement the Licensed Concealed Campus Carry legislation by August 1, 2017. This is one year after 4-year colleges and universities must do so. This past fall, Chancellor Bruce Leslie appointed a 21-member committee comprised of students, faculty and staff to provide the Chancellor consultation regarding the nature of the student population, specific safety considerations and the uniqueness of the campus environment.
Reasonable rules may not have the effect of generally prohibiting handgun license holders from carrying concealed handguns on campus. The Texas Attorney-General has issued Opinion No. KP-0051 interpreting the law as prohibiting general or instructor-specific prohibitions on license holders carrying concealed handguns in class.
The Committee’s goal is to comply with the law while maintaining the safest environment possible for our students, faculty, staff and visitors
The task force will finalize its recommendations and present them to Dr. Leslie, who will then make a final determination on Alamo Colleges’ policy. The statute provides that the Board of Trustees may revise the policy for a period of 90 days after the Chancellor makes his decision.
FAQs about Campus Carry at the Alamo Colleges